IMA’s Relocation Service has been specifically designed to support international companies who are looking to make the transfer of employees to the UK as stress free as possible by delivering a personalised, bespoke service to meet the exact requirements of the Executive and his/her family coming to Britain.
As part of our service, we work within our clients’ relocation policies and will police this on each company’s behalf. Additionally, as we understand that deposits often need to be paid quickly to secure a property or school, IMA will make these payments so as to avoid internal issues in raising these emergency payments.
We are able to source both long-term and short-term rentals.
Within this overview, we have laid out the typical procedures we follow to ensure that our clients satisfy the relocation needs of their Executives.
If you are unsure of which area you would like to rent, we are happy to take you on a tour of areas we think will suit your requirements before our search process begins, on an expenses only basis.
After understanding your precise requirements we carry out an extensive search of properties and visit all properties before shortlisting them. We explore the type of property you are looking for; its size, location, proximity to amenities/transport links together with your budget.
Once the properties have been personally vetted by us and a short list drawn up, we will organise viewings for you over a 1 day period, if possible, until you find the perfect home.
Once your accommodation has been found, we begin negotiations with agents working to secure the best possible terms for you, giving you time to focus on your move.
We will complete the inventory, arrange the Tenancy Agreement and transfer utilities and services into your name. We can also assist with the aftercare service such as engaging removal firms.
We charge a day rate of £400 per day + VAT and monies are due 14 days after the Tenancy date begins. There is no registration fee and search fees are capped to a maximum of 5 days for a property search and 8 days if the search is to include schools. We are also happy to secure a property, at your request, by paying holding deposits and advance monies on your behalf in order to make the transaction run smoothly.
If you require your tenancy to be extended we will negotiate this for you with the Agency for a flat fee of £200.
If you’re ready to depart and vacate the property we will liaise with the agent/landlord on your behalf throughout the departure process, arrange cleaning contractors, conduct a thorough search of Inventory reports, negotiate and agree dilapidation costs enabling the return of your deposit and organise utility disconnection. This is at a cost of a 1 day fee of £400.
If a family is relocating and schools are needed, IMA is proficient in finding schools. Once again, we talk to the Executive to find out exactly what type of school they are ideally looking for taking into account age, gender, any religious denominations, special talents, preference for mixed or single sex schools and if an international school is preferred to a school following a UK curriculum.
We conduct a thorough search and visit schools which have spaces and meet the criteria and after visiting them we will arrange tours and meetings accompanying the Executive and his/her partner. We will also provide Government OFSTED reports on each school.